Shakedown 2.0?

This is my second test blog where you'll find news and opinions on the latest happenings surrounding the internet, technology, entertainment, et. al.
Why the name? "Shakedown" is a period of testing or trial journey undergone by a ship, plane or other craft before declared operational. 2.0 simply because it's my second trial blog [see the first blog here]

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Amazon reports its best holiday ever

Besides launching their 'revolutionary' product Kindle, Amazon Inc. has one more thing to be thankful for this Christmas. The company said that the 2007 holiday season was the best ever in its 13-year history. The Seattle-based retailer said Dec. 10 was its busiest day, when customers ordered 5.4 million items (that's 62.5 items per second, Einstein).

Amazon said the hot-selling Wii video game, which is distributed by Nintendo of America, was selling at about 17 per second on the site, when the game was in stock.

According to their "Amazon Worldwide 2007 Holiday Facts" (worldwide w/c includes,,,,, and

  • Amazon shipped to over 200 countries.
  • sold enough high-def DVD players to cover seven football fields
  • Top sellers in video games and hardware included Nintendo Wii, "Super Mario Galaxy" and "Call of Duty 4."
  • In DVDs, top sellers included "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," "Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End."
  • In PCs, the top sellers included Apple MacBook, Nokia Internet Tablet PC and HP Pavilion Entertainment Notebook PC.
  • and more on their Dec. 26 news release
There's no doubt lot of cool stuff was released this year, from the "invention of the year" iPhone to those hot HDTVs. And more people having access to the internet means more prospective customers to online shops like How about you? Are you included in Amazon's statistics this year? Did you buy something on their website this Christmas?

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